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great time but i might need some more practice. i met someone else with real fly casting skills. her name is donna and she is an international fly casting champion. >> i have competed in the casting ponds in golden gate park in san francisco. i have been to japan and norway for fly casting competition. i spend my weekends here at the club and at the casting pond. it's a great place to learn and have fun. on a season day like this, it was the perfect spot to be. i find fly casting very relaxing and also at the same time very challenging sport. takes me out into the nature. almost like drawing art in the air. and then i can make these beautiful loops out there. >> even though people from
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across the globe come here to compete, it's still a place where locals in the know relax and enjoy some rely unique scenery. until next time, get out and play! . >> good morning, we are about to start the department of aging and adult service commission meeting today. thank you for coming. secretary, could we have roll call.
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>> president james. >> present. vice president seriina, here. commissioner itani, here. commissioner loo, here. commissioner ow, here. commissioner roy, here. please note executive secretary ann hinton is present ?oo ?a we have the agenda and i have been informed that item c under new business will be taken off the, has been requested to be taken off the agenda. could i have a motion to approve the agenda with that change? >> so moved. >> second. >> it's been moved and seconded that we approve the agenda removing item b under new business. all in favor, aye. opposed? ayes have it so the motion
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is carried. thank you. next we have approval of the consent agenda with all items. >> so moved. >> seconded. >> it has been moved and seconded that we have approval of the consent agenda. all in favor? opposed? the ayes have it so the motion is carried. thank you. next item on the agenda is approval of the october 1 commission meeting minutes. is there any changes? has everybody had a chance to look at the minutes? >> i move we accept the minutes as submitted. >> it's been moved and seconded that we approve the minutes as circulated. all in favor? opposed? the ayes have it so the motion is carried. next item on the agenda is the
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employee recognition. preston sullivan, adult protective services. so it's an opportunity, preston, to talk a little bit about the program that you represent, the program that you worked so hard in. so we'll just start by, if we can have everybody from adult protective services stand up. got a big group here today,
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don't we? (applause) don't look at those flowers over there. nice, nice. there are more folks in the aps, they wouldn't all fit in this room, but it's nice to see so many of your colleagues here today. always, you know, really look at the write-ups and one of the things that this particular person wrote about you and wrote about actually the work was how intense the work is. and i would think that probably everybody in the room, if you've been a referant to aps or if you work in the program, you know this is true. this is one of those program areas that there's always a difficulty every day, right? there's some really hill that's got to be overcome, there's always some barrier in the way, and that doesn't even include the circumstance that are presented to us by the folks who seek
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out our support and, more importantly, our protection. because these are some of the most vulnerable people in our community. they primarily are older adults and younger adults with disabilities who have either been threatened with abuse, have been abused, have self-neglect, have any number of issues and are, it looks from at least most of those referrals that these are people who just can't climb that hill alone, right? they can't just solve it on their own, which is really a sad set of circumstances in and of its own right. so what i want you to know about preston that i know about preston before i even read any little write-up about you is that one of the things she brings to the department and to the program is that she's fun-loving. she's fun-loving. and i think in my very first weeks of being on the job --
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well, weeks, might have been months because i came at the end of june and i guess halloween would have been the first holiday, then there would have been christmas, right, all of these holidays coming. and we used to be on one floor and i used to make the circle and i would get to your cube and i'd always have to stop because the fun-lovingness of preston was so evident and her -- really a generousity of sharing that with the folks on the floor. so we all got to benefit from that (applause) and it says that in here, that you really -- well, they say it's kind of time out, helping people to take time out, but i think of it as fun-loving. so preston gets very involved in the annual retreats, she helps, i think, lift the spirits of people through sometimes maybe heavy discussions but also bringing this
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other element of her personal personality to the job. so in addition to being fun-loving, though, it says you are, provide a quality service, you go the extra mile, you are timely in the work that we do and frankly in the work that we all do that's really essential. and finally that you are committed to protecting the most vulnerable, which is really the ultimate thing that needs to be said in this program. so i thank you very much and here you go. >> thank you. >> i don't know if you want to speak (applause). >> first of all i just want to say thank to you all of my friends at aps that make this job so worthwhile to me, not only the clients but it's because of you. i love coming to work,
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i love doing the party, the decorations, the parties, everything. my ocd really pays off because i get things done in a timely manner. i now can retire early. >> that's tlaupk she said that. >> i have achieved all my goals for aps, i don't need the lcsw, i have my clock and i'm a happy camper. i do want to say thank you to whomever nominated me and again all the support and the streepktd -- strength that i get from my co-workers because they are there whenever i need them for a work issue or a personal issue or anything. they are like my family and i really love and appreciate each one of them and thank y'all (applause).
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>> thanks to all aps workers for coming. thank you, you do a good job. next, reports. director's
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report, anne hinton. >> good morning, president james and commissioners. just a few things to report today. one, we keep bringing, i keep bringing up, others bring up the older americans aktd and the push we were having in congress to try to move that forward. it's looking now like nothing is going to happen in the lame duck session. i was on a conference call yesterday and it's sounding like it may not come back up in a real solid bill until 2017, so we'll update you on that and let you see. the white house conference on aging, though, is still going forward. they are still speculating that the convening of people, which will be a very small convening, will happen in july. we will keep an eye on that. clearly we want to do a san francisco
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response to that event and will be engaging you thinking about how we might be doing that and getting you all involved in that as well. i also wanted to mention we are getting closer and closer to the opening of what we refer to as 2 goth. it's a building at the corner of goth and otis and it's been empty for a while, it's been reif you are nirbed and remodeled inside and we had a tour about six months ago, really exquisite office space in terms of openness and the ability of staff to work together. so we are now in the throes, going to be moving medical, cal fresh which we would call the old food stamps program, our information and assistance program, part of our ihhs, together into that building. this will become a public access building for us. we've always made the opportunity for people
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to come in and discuss with staff any issues that they might have in the building that we're in, but we believe that this building with the kind of access it has and its visibility will provide more of that and we'll be doing more outreach into the community to let people know that that's where we are. veterans will be going into that building as well. we had hoped that would happen right after the first of the year but it's looking like spring, april or may, and we'll keep you updated on that. also wanted to mention in ihhs, one of the biggest issues there is the overtime issue. i may or may not have mentioned that actually california is the only state that has really gotten out in front of this issue and in not this budget year but, yes, last budged year the governor and legislature took steps to make sure that there were things in place so that california
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could move ahead with the new federal regulations. but moving ahead in terms of the dollars allocated and making decisions about how much overtime, would there be overtime, you know, all of that, but now it's to getting the detail, right, how do you make all of that work in the local ihhs offices, how does payroll really make it, how do you keep track of people's hours, how does that payroll work, all the things that need to be done. so we'll at some point have megan elliot who is the head of our ihhs office come in and speak to where we are in this process, but we're the only state that has actually moved forward on this. all the other states were hoping that there would be legal work would stop implementation but that's not what's happened, it is going forward. there's been a little bit of a delay but nothing is going to stop it fully.
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and i think that that's all i have to report today. >> commissioners. >> thank you, anne at the time that megan reports on the administrative aspects of the overtime changes perhaps we can have some information available on the impact these changes are having on the clients that are being served and their ability to manage their workers because that's a significant concern. >> yes, it is, and we can combine that in because one really does relate to the other. and it would be good for you to have the whole picture on that. >> thank you. >> i have one question, a couple questions, on the office. is that close to where the new veteran's building -- new housing? yes. so the school district has a building across the street. if you were to go by 2 goth right now what you would see is a
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smirnoff reflector sign which will be gone by the time we're there, then you have our building on the other corner. i think that's an at&t building but right beside it is the veteran's building. and i did have one other item i wish to speak to i guess after the questions. >> the other question was about the white house conference on aging. i've noticed quite a while they did them, instead of just having one they did them in different sections of the country, like one was in los angeles and one was in dc and one was in the south. is that something what they are thinking of or just having one general one? >> so that's a good example, i think, of what we're going to see to some extent. that was the hearings that took place on the older americans act and so what the administration for community living had done was
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we all had a chance to look at the act, determine what kind of feedback we wanted to give, what kind of changes we wanted to see, then they held hearings and yes, you're right, there were several in california. i think for the white house conference on aging it's 10 years, about every 10 years this is what happens. congress through the budget process allocates money to the white house for this event and then congress is very much involved in the event. it's called the white house conference on aging but always the hope is that there will be policy recommendations that will come through this activity, those will go on through congress and become the law of the land. because we are on a continuing resolution we don't have really the full budget. the white house has actually had to find the money really practically on their own so it's a much smaller budget than it typically is, so they will not be having elected delegates from all over the
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stais. that's normally how it's been done in the past. i think that chuck iello was one of our delegates from california. so instead of having these elected delegates and because the budget is so small, they are going to be looking to all the states to put something together that can move information from the states to the white house. and the california association of (inaudible) on aging just met about two months ago, we are now working on what could be a state-wide response to that. a lot of social media will be used to do this but i think san francisco is in such a unique position, given all of the computer labs that we have and all of the senior centers and people that are so involved in our community that we are believing that we can pull together different people here that can send that information on to the white house. so it's exciting.
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the only other thing i meant to mention in my report is that occasionally at commission we have members of the public who get up and speak to issues that are very, very important to them. and i just wanted to assure the commissioners that we follow-up as a department every time these things happen here. we're not always able to come back to you and give you the 1, 2, 3 on that, but i just want to assure you that we do follow-up on those kind of things that come up here. >> thank you. yes, i did ask because i was just concerned that the public made a public comment on these needs and it was pretty hysterical about it. i'm not saying, i just felt that he really wanted something to be done so i'm glad that you followed up on it. thank you. can we have the advisory
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council report? >> good morning, president james, commissioners and director hinton we met on october the 15th and one of the topics that was covered was kelly dearman from public authority came to talk about the overtime matter and some of the details that you just addressed here. there are questions about how it will be implemented, how it will affect the clients, all the issues involved in adding a new layer to payroll. we also discussed membership and we're working hard on membership that will reflect the communities. somehow the membership of the advisory council right now just really represents a portion of the community so that's going to be our effort. we need more people from the chinese community which, you know, it fluctuates. sometimes there are a lot of asian people and sometimes there aren't on
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the advisory council, just a matter of who's available. we went over the site visit reports and, you know, it's abundantly clear that what we need to do on the advisory council is look at the actual structural aspect of the congregate meal programs, are they easy to find, is transportation, you know, available to get to the sites, are they well advertised. it's real basic information that we need to assess and send recommendations about. it's not about the meals so much other than whether people are generally happy with them. there was a selection of the nominating committee for new officers and it's ann karushkin and she's also the person who is the new senior legislator to complete norma campbell's
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4 year term. then there was a selection of the joint legislative co-chair and that's diane lawrence. >> any questions? thank you. >> thank you. any questions? thank you. next is the advisory council's joint legislative report, commissioner ow. >> thank you, madam chair. we were discussing the word of the california council of seniors. they met in october and they list 16 legislation that was passed by the legislature and signed by the governor that become beneficial to the seniors.
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and they list 13 legislation how each of these our legislator voted. few tank, 100 percent for the seniors. every one of those items, they voted yes. and ammiano is 73, he did not vote for one item. it's really an outstanding record and hopefully all these legislature will serve us time and time over again. and we also, as i say, the congress of california seniors, they are about 100 members like san francisco, we send three of them to represent us. and they do work in the capitol and
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in the month of october maybe for the last two weeks they take over the assembly and they, you know, occupy the space, occupy the whole room, and they conduct their business for us, the seniors. and after discussion and they pick up 10 legislation that they are going to work on next year, then -- now there's another layer of sort of oversee what this department can do or recommend including the joint legislative committee that in our city we have a legislative committee, the city, and they will sit down and discuss,
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pass on, what we can support and what we cannot support. so in a few months in our joint legislative committee we are going to discuss all the 10 recommendations by this california senior congress and i will report back to you as we come to some conclusion then i would ask this committee to support what we recommend by the legislative committee. thank you. >> thank you. any questions? >> i hope i make it clear, but if i have not made it clear i will do better next time. >> thank you. long-term care coordinating council. >> good morning, president
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james, commissioners and hinton. i wanted to let you know last month you heard about the community connect. that happened and it went really well. there was probably between 75 and 100 people that showed up. we got positive feedback, there were a lot of providers that showed up. we're going to be planning another one in january and hopefully that will be just as successful. anne hinton gave an update on the scan foundation, mentoring in three counties, yolo county, stanislau, the housing upgroup is working on the portal which will offer information on wait lists and where applications can be completed. palliative care advisory board approved to develop under
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the ltccc, the oversight care committee is looking to reconfigure work groups based on needs and new recommendations. work group and addendum recommendations discussion will continue at next meeting. aging and disability friendly presented a work group to develop a web site for the group currently the group profile is age friendly world dot org and they want to change it to friendly san francisco dot org and then currently kathy will own that and then whenever the ltccc request she turn it over, she will. finally i am happy to announce there is now a work group for the aging in hiv community. we're going to be putting together policy and recommendations for this
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population. currently i have 10 people lined up for this work group and hopefully there will be more and i'm really excited about this because currently in the country there are no recommendations or policies for the hiv aging community and nationally there are 4.2 million people over 50 living with hiv. so it's a well-needed and i really want to thank the ltccc for allowing me to put this work group together and i'm really excited about it. and that's it for me. >> thank you. any questions from commissioners? thank you. thank you very much. tacc report, cathy >> hello, supervisors, i'm cathy russo with tacc as you may know, tacc is a group formed by the state
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commission on aging. we meet quarterly in sacramento and it is made up of a representative from every advisory council in california. the meetings have been this year because of state budget cutting and all reduced to quarterly meetings so our next meeting is december 2nd and 3rd so i will be making a report in january. >> i just have one question. i know anne had, we had passed well, approved legislation to fund -- is this one of the committees we wanted to be taken out of the paycheck to support this group as well as another group? remember anne warned, we passed legislation --.
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>> that was for the california senior legislature. >> that was just for california, okay. >> anne warren, that's an entirely separate group. >> thank you. okay, next we have the case report. >> good morning, xhirs, petition with catholic charities representing case. we have several committees still working on our legislative and advisory and budget requests that we're going to be presenting to anne later this month. we have about 4 or 5 different categories we're working on, so more to come. our next meeting is monday, november 10th. it's going to be at project open hand on the second floor. our meeting is going to be about self-care, you know, burnout, stress, morale, and how to help employees


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